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Andrea Collins

Dr Andrea Collins

Senior Lecturer

Ysgol Daearyddiaeth a Chynllunio

+44 29208 70279
Adeilad Morgannwg, Ystafell Room 2.89, Rhodfa’r Brenin Edward VII, Caerdydd, CF10 3WA
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Andrea's research interests focus on the ecological footprint, its role in policy making, and assessing the environmental impacts of major events and festivals

Her research on the environmental impacts of major sport events has received media coverage worldwide. Andrea was a member of the London 2012 Carbon Management Strategy Technical Advisory Group, and is a member of the British Association of Sustainability in Sport (BASiS).

Innovation and Engagement

Invitational conference on 'Event Impacts, Leverage, and Legacy' organised by the University of British Columbia's Centre for Sport and Sustainability, Vancouver, November 2011.

Invited keynote on 'Footprinting Major Sport Events and the Olympic Games'. Keynote speaker at the 'Salão do Turismo - Roteiros do Brasil 2010', Eventos esportivos-A preparação de um destino sede (Sport Events - The Preparation of the Nation). Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 2010.


















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Group membership and centre affiliation

  • Member of the Environment Research Group.
  • Member of the Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACE).
  • Member of Welsh Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD).

Research interest

  • Ecological Footprint Analysis
  • Measuring the environmental impacts and legacies of tourism and major events

Research projects

2003-2005: Reducing Cardiff's Ecological Footprint. Joint research project with Stockholm Environment Institute. Funded by Biffaward, Welsh Assembly Government and Cardiff Council.

2004-05: Measuring the environmental and economic impact of the 2004 FA Cup Final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. A Collins A Flynn, M Munday and R Roberts. Funded by the ESRC BRASS Centre, Cardiff University.

2005-2006: Sustainable consumption and production: a review of current evidence and data. Funded by DEFRA.

2006: Environmental Indicators Project (Wales Environment Strategy). Funded by Welsh Assembly Government.

2006-2007: Assessing the environmental and economic impact of the 2006 RBS Rugby Six Nations Championships. Funded by ESRC BRASS Centre, Cardiff University.

2007-2008: Motivating, Engaging, Leading and Supporting Skills and Knowledge for Sustainable Communities - Applying Models of Sustainable Localised Economies. Funded by ESRC and ASC.

2007-2011: Assessing the environmental and economic impact of the 2007 Tour de France Grande Depart. A Collins C Jones, M Munday and R Roberts. Funded by ESRC BRASS Centre, Cardiff University.

2008-09: UK Sport "UK Sport Major Event Evaluation Framework, development of a framework for social and environmental impacts of sporting and cultural events. Joint research with Sport Industry Centre, Sheffield Hallam University.

2008: "Environmental impacts of the Isle of Wight Music Festival' A Collins, C Jones and M Munday: Joint research with Sport Industry Centre, Sheffield Hallam University.

2008-2010: Engaging with the Ecological Footprint: Experiences from Australia and UK. Funded by International Research Collaboration Travel Award, Cardiff University.

2010-2011: Knowledge and Practice in the Ecological Footprint Community. Funded by ESRC BRASS Centre, Cardiff University.

2012-current: Assessing the environmental impacts of the Hay Literary Festival (Wales, UK). Funded by ESRC BRASS Centre, Cardiff University.

PhD supervision

Lennon, M. 2013. Meaning making and the policy process: The case of green infrastructure planning in the Republic of Ireland.

Glendinning, E. 2013. Building Resilience through Post-Productivism: The case of farmers' markets'.


Programme Director, MSc Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy (2017-current)

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Sustainable Development: Concepts, Challenges and Practices (Module Leader)
  • Mobilities: Travel, Tourism and Communication
  • Researching Contemporary International Issues
  • Research Dissertation and Research Project

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Live Project
  • Research Dissertation



  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Health (First Class), University of Wales (1996).
  • PhD in Applied Sciences, University of Wales, 2002.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, Cardiff University, 2012.


  • Lecturer, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University (2013-present).
  • RCUK Fellow, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, (2007-2013).
  • Research Associate, ESRC BRASS Research Centre, Cardiff University, (2003-2007).

I have conducted peer review for academic journals including International Journal of Consumer Studies, Sustainability, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, Local Environment, Sport and Society, Journal of Cleaner Production, Environmental Science and Policy, Leisure Studies, and Journal of Sustainable Tourism.